Oral Tradition and Synoptic Verbal Agreement: Evaluating the Empirical Evidence for Literary Dependence
Derico, T. M.
Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2016 pp. ix + 370. $44.00
Description: New Testament scholars routinely claim that verbal agreement among parallel Synoptic pericopae is a reliable indicator of literary borrowing by the Synoptic Evangelists. In Oral Tradition and Synoptic Verbal Agreement, T. M. Derico presents a critical assessment of that claim through a consideration of the most recent empirical evidence concerning the kinds and amounts of verbal agreement that can be produced among independent performances of oral traditions.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Form, Tradition and Redaction Criticism, Source Criticism
Review by Arie W. Zwiep
Citation: Arie W. Zwiep, review of T. M. Derico, Oral Tradition and Synoptic Verbal Agreement: Evaluating the Empirical Evidence for Literary Dependence, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).
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